International Training Program

– for Gestalt Therapists

For many years, the Norwegian Gestalt Institute has offered training abroad (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, France, etc.) and now we invite former students from abroad to come to Norway. Trainers in this program are chosen from institutes throughout Europe and represent various topics and trends in gestalt therapy.


The workshops consists in total 96 hours, and four supervision sessions of three hours each in smaller groups.
Course content will be a repetition of and immersion in gestalt theory and method taught in the basic therapist education. In addition, visiting lecturers from training institutions throughout Europe will introduce new perspectives. Each workshop is designed as an independent unit.
The course of study will increase students’ capacity to think critically and independently as therapists, and support their ability to make use of gestalt models, theories, and methods in practice.

We are pleased to announce the following training program in Norway;


In the program for 2020/2021 we present;


Miriam Taylor, 12-13-14 October 2020 (Digital workshop)

The Context of Trauma: A Relational Perspective

Having provided some foundational theory and rationale, this workshop will explore trauma through the lens of the three ‘pillars’ of Gestalt, namely phenomenology, dialogue and field theory. The SOS model of Chidiac and Denham-Vaughan will provide the vehicle for moving through the process, with attention to experiential and reflective development. The workshop is suitable for senior trainees and experienced practitioners alike.’

Miriam Taylor is a British Gestalt psychotherapist (UKCP registered), supervisor and trainer who has been in private practice since 1995. She was clinical lead of a young peoples’ service and for several years worked in a specialist trauma service. She teaches in the UK and internationally, has been a trainer, Academic Consultant and examiner for Metanoia Institute, London, and is on the Leadership Team of Relational Change. Publications include Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt and the Body (2014), and several peer reviewed and invited articles.


Gro Skottun and Daan van Baalen, 30 November and 1-2 December 2020

Training couples and pair

In this workshop we will explore the different challenges gestalt therapists meet when working with couples in the therapy room. The field becomes more complex and demands different interventions when working with couples. The participants will be presented with basic theories from gestalt therapy, such as field theory, creative adjustment and the model for working with couples from Sonia Nevis and Joseph Zinker, today called the Cape Cod model. The theories and models will be tried out in role-plays and also demonstrated in practice by the trainers.

The purpose for the training is that the participants gain an expanded understanding and knowledge about how to work with couples.


Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, 8-9-10 March 2021

Gestalt therapy work with families and children

The seminar will present a GT model to work with families and a specific tool (the «dance step» model) to support caregivers/child interactions. Both models are based on a phenomenological, aesthetic and field oriented approach. The model to work with families is described in the book The now for next in psychotherapy ( The «dance step» model is described in the book Gestalt therapy with children (
The seminar will include theoretical presentations, personal exercises and works, as well as supervisions.

Daan van Baalen, 31 May and 1-2 June 2021

Group Therapy

Therapy in groups made up of several people gives participants possibilities to discover sides of themselves that do not always emerge in individual therapy. This happens for example when group members recognise themselves in important life themes that are shared by others in the group.

In this workshop, we examine how we can work in therapy with individuals, relations that exist between two or more individuals, and groups. The teaching includes fundamental gestalt theory as it relates to groups, including field theory, creative adjustment, and awareness. Participants will experience leading different types of groups and receive supervision on their work. The participant group is itself an arena for learning, and the workshop leader will demonstrate some of the various ways it is possible to facilitate and lead a group.


Practical information

Training hours, all days, 09.00-17.00.


Supervision in small groups for three hours with Norwegian supervisors, either Tuesdays from 17.30-20.30 after the workshop, or between workshops.

Price: NOK 26.000,-
+ registration fee NOK 1.900,-
Total: 27.900,-
Includes supervision
Apply here.

Application deadline: 10. October 2020

It is also possible to attend workshops individually.
Price: Eur 800.- per. workshop.
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